2 Windmill Lane (2WML) comprises the re-development of an existing five-storey building over a single-level basement within the multi-award-winning Windmill Quarter of SOBO. 2WML included the refurbishment of the existing Hanover Building and addition of an additional storey (fifth floor), to provide prime Grade A office accommodation. The project was successfully delivered on a restricted city centre site, surrounded by residential and business neighbors on all sides
The basement includes new staff shower/change facilities and new bicycle storage, with ground floor providing a gymnasium and a new double height reception/foyer entrance. The first, second, third and fourth floors remain as office space with external terraces/courtyards infilled to create additional internal floor area.
The addition of a fifth floor provides new office space with a glazed facade to the north, south and east elevations. The entire mechanical and electrical services are replaced. All existing toilets, stairs & lobbies are refurbished. New passenger lifts will be provided serving all floors. The existing north and south facades are upgraded and new windows provided to the existing west facade and east facade.
Designed to achieve Building Energy A3 Rating, LEED gold classification and a Platinum Wired Score
Overall winner in the ‘Fit Out or Refurbishment Over €5m’ category of the Irish Construction Excellence Awards 2020.